Thursday, October 19, 2006
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS | MONTEREY—Monterey-based Operation Yellow Ribbon will send 500 Christmas care packages to troops in the Middle East in mid-November. To do this, they need donations: unsealed cards, letters of support, global phone cards. etc. For information or drop off locations, call Joan Bizzozero, 625-5128.
LUNCH WITH FARR | SALINAS—US Rep. Sam Farr talks about immigration reform and voting rights at today’s Latino Network Luncheon. Reservations strongly recommended. Noon-1pm. Chapala Restaurant, 438 Salinas St., Salinas. $10 buffet lunch. 757-4959.
LUNCH WITH GOP | CARMEL VALLEY—The County Republican Party’s Paul Bruno talks about ballot measures and state candidates; Chuck Della Sala and Mike Dawson talk about their candidacies for Monterey mayor; Monterey City Council hopefuls Nancy Selfridge, Frank Sollecito, and Ralph Widmar talk about their political aspirations; and Marina Councilman Mike Morrison talks about his race for the state 27th Assembly District seat at today’s luncheon meeting of the Carmel Republican Women’s Federated club. 11:30am/social time; noon/lunch. Rancho Cañada Golf Club, 4860 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. $20. 659-2819.
ISLAM AND WOMEN | MONTEREY—MPC English Instructor Paola Gilbert gives a Muslim woman’s perspective on Islam. 6:30-8:30pm. Monterey Peninsula College, Lecture Forum 103, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. Free. 646-4276.
CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD | SALINAS—Unity Salinas hosts a sneak preview of the movie Conversations With God. Tickets may be bought online, spiritualcinemanetwork.com, or at the door. 7pm. Laurel Inn Conference Center, Laurel Road and Highway 101, Salinas. $10. 277-5156.
VENEZUELAN CONSTITUTION LECTURE | SEASIDE—Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Fernando Vegas Torrealba delivers a guest lecture on the Venezuelan Constitution and the Bolivarian Reform Movement. Reservations recommended. 5-6:30pm. Monterey College of Law, 100 Col. Durham St., Seaside. Free. 582-4000
UNITED NATIONS DAY | MONTEREY—“The People Speak” is a nationwide effort to bring American communities together to discuss the role of the United States in world affairs. At today’s event, US Rep Sam Farr talks about “Global Maternal Health: The Mother of All Goals,” and collaborating organizations set up displays with literature for interested parties. 10am-1pm. Monterey Peninsula College, Lecture Forum 103, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 625-9414.
FIRST 5 DIALOGUE | CASTROVILLE—Participate in a regional community dialogue that will influence the future of early learning opportunities for young children and their families, and learn about resources and opportunities related to kids, prenatal through age 5. Free childcare, interpretation services, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Call to reserve a seat and childcare. 9am-3pm. Our Lady of Refuge Church, 11140 Preston St., Castroville. Free. 444-8549 x15.
ELECTION FRAUD AT HOME | MONTEREY—Stealing America: Vote by Vote documents significant irregularities in the 2004 Presidential election. 6:30pm/doors open; 6:45pm/film starts. Monterey Senior Center, 280 Dickman Ave. Monterey. Free. 394-3164.
COASTAL WATER PROJECT | CASTROVILLE—This is the first in a series of public meetings, scheduled by the state Public Utilities Commission on Cal-Am’s proposed Coastal Water Project. Cal-Am has notified the PUC that it will prepare an environmental impact report on the project, and these meetings are meant to provide the public an opportunity to comment on what that report should contain. 7pm. North Monterey County High School, 13990 Castroville Blvd., Castroville. Free. CWP-EIR.com.
CWP PART TWO | MONTEREY—This is the second scoping meeting for the public to comment on Cal-Am’s EIR for the Coastal Water Project. 7pm. Hyatt Regency Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Rd., Monterey. Free. CWP-EIR.com.